Film Simulation Recipe Compatibility: Bayer, X-Trans I & II


Fuji X Weekly reader Gustavo Potenza sifted through all of the film simulation recipes on this website and organized them by sensor and camera compatibility. Whoa! That was a tall task, but he knocked it out in a matter of minutes. I wanted to share this information with you, but also separate it into multiple posts so that you can quickly find the recipes you’re looking for. I’ll link this article to the recipe page for easy access, and I’ll keep it updated as I make new recipes. Thank you, Gustavo, for doing the hard work on this!

The first list, which are recipes compatible with Fujifilm Bayer and X-Trans I sensors, is very short. I really need to make it longer by adding more recipes. I hope to do that eventually. If you have a Fujifilm camera with a Bayer sensor or X-Trans I sensor, these are the recipes that you can use. The Classic Chrome recipe is only compatible with those cameras that have the Classic Chrome film simulation. At the bottom is the X-Trans II list, which is much longer.

Bayer & X-Trans I


Velvia, Classic Chrome, & Monochrome
Golden Negative
Analog Cool

The above recipes are intended for the Fujifilm X-A1, X-A2, X-A3, X-A5, X-A7, X-A10, XF10, X-T100, X-T200, X100, X-PRO1, X-E1, and X-M1 (I hope I didn’t miss any). Some of the X-Trans II recipes below might also work on your Bayer or X-Trans I camera, although results might vary slightly, and it will depend if your camera has the film simulation that the recipe requires.

X-Trans II


The film simulation recipes below are compatible with X-Trans II cameras. A few X-Trans II cameras don’t have all of the different film simulations required, so some of these recipes might not work on your camera.

Kodachrome 64
Kodachrome II
Ektachrome 100SW
Portra 160
Agfa Optima
Velvia, Classic Chrome & Monochrome
Faded Monochrome
Lomography Color 100
Cross Process
Kodachrome Without Classic Chrome

The above recipes are intended for the Fujifilm X100S, X100T, X-E2, X-E2S, X-T1, X-T10, X70, X20, X30, XQ1, and XQ2 (I hope that I didn’t miss any). Not all of the recipes will be compatible with every X-Trans II camera. Some of them might even be compatible with Bayer and X-Trans I cameras with varying results, so feel free to try.

X-Trans III
X-Trans IV


  1. georgesimpsonart · August 3, 2020

    Thanks for that. I’m using an X-E1.
    Though I’ve tried x-trans ii recipes since it looks like the options are all there (except some film simulations), I wonder what makes the incompatibility. I’m guessing it can lookg different or have updated software=different results?

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 3, 2020

      My impression from having used both X-Trans I and X-Trans II is that X-Trans II has a slightly different white balance than X-Trans I. I wish I had some direct comparisons, but I don’t. Maybe I need to snag an X-Pro1 so that I can do a direct comparison (plus create more recipes!). But, from reports that I’ve received, plus my own experience, the X-Trans II recipes look slightly different when applied to X-Trans I. You can still try the different recipes, and perhaps adjust as you see fit, which is probably what you’re already doing.

  2. Kenneth Peters · August 3, 2020

    Thanks Rich. I am waiting for the list for the X-E3. I have so many of them, but I can not wait to cross reference your ones to the list I have.

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  5. John A Steffen · August 6, 2020

    You have a recipe for X-Trans I using Classic Chrome, which is not possible. Or am I misunderstanding something?

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 6, 2020

      That’s for Bayer cameras that have Classic Chrome. It’s lumped into the same category as X-Trans I because I have so few recipes for those sensors and for the most part they’re compatible, but obviously not fully.

  6. Kenneth Peters · August 13, 2020


    I was able to finish the X-Trans II mobile cheat application. Here is the link:

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 13, 2020

      Wow, awesome! Thank you for putting in the time with this!

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  10. thesaintponders · October 5, 2020

    Thanks for this. But how do you set the WB shift value for Red and Blue in an X-E2. Seems it cannot be done in the Custom settings. I could not also find it in the manual. Only possibility is to make a raw converstion in-camera after shooting.

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